David Suchet Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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David Suchet Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7.75 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth May 2, 1946
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Spouse Sheila Ferris

David Suchet is an English actor who came to limelight after playing the role of Edward Teller in the TV show Oppenheimer (1980). He went on to gain international acclaim and recognition following his performance as the suave Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s Poirot (1989–2013) that fetched him a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination in 1991. He has also appeared in several other TV programs such as The Way We Live Now (2001) where he essayed the character of Augustus Melmotte, has performed on the British stage such as portraying John in the drama Oleanna at the Royal Court Theatre in 1993 and has starred in a number of movies like Act of God (2009) where he played the part of Dr. Benjamin Cisco.

Born Name

David Courtney Suchet

Nick Name

David

David Suchet as seen in the TV episode of Poirot titled Murder On The Orient Express (2010)
David Suchet as seen in the TV episode of Poirot titled Murder On The Orient Express (2010) (Liam Sexton / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

 

Education

He went to Grenham House boarding school in Birchington-on-Sea in Kent. After that he attended Wellington School in Somerset and taking an interest in acting joined the National Youth Theatre when he was 16 years old. He took training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he later on served as a council member.

Occupation

Actor

Family

  • Father – Jack Suchet (Obstetrician & Gynaecologist)
  • Mother – Joan Patricia Jarché (Actress)
  • Siblings – Peter Suchet (Brother), John Suchet (Older Brother) (Author, Newsreader, TV host, Musical host)
  • Others – James Jarché (Maternal Grandfather) (Fleet Street Photographer), Richard Suchet (Nephew) (Broadcaster)

Manager

He is represented by The Artists Partnership.

David Suchet in the past
David Suchet in the past (Jessica Barbara Poggi / Instagram)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 7.75 in or 172 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

He has dated –

  1. Sheila Ferris (1972-Present) – He met Sheila Ferris in 1972 at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry where they were both working. They tied the knot on June 30, 1976. They have a son named Robert (b. 1981) and a daughter named Katherine (b. 1983).

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Ashkenazi Jewish and English descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Pointed eyebrows
  • Sharp nose
  • Thin lips

Religion

Anglicanism

David Suchet Favorite Things

  • Hobby – Photography, having taken photos of his fellow actors on the set and always having carried his camera along when going to the studio
  • Interests – Sports, having played rugby, tennis, and cricket

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David Suchet playing Poirot in the TV episode The Third Floor Flat (1989)
David Suchet playing Poirot in the TV episode The Third Floor Flat (1989) (Ana Lú Düren Toledo / Instagram)

David Suchet Facts

  1. Before he began to portray the role of Poirot, he was warned by his brother that the part was not meant for him at all. However, David went on to play the detective for 25 years and the character became the most-loved role of his career.
  2. In 1990, on his 44th birthday, he got an invitation to Buckingham Palace from the Queen that he had thought to be a hoax at first. David has recalled that when he and his wife were having lunch with Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh, he had found himself in an embarrassing situation after having chosen a mango from the fruit bowl and realizing that he did not have the idea of how to peel it in their company. Finally, he had to take help from Prince Philip himself on exactly what should be done. Later on, David used this incident in the upcoming Poirot episode titled The Theft of the Royal Ruby (1991) where there was even a joke about it in a scene where a dinner guest asked how Poirot knew how to treat a mango and the screenwriter framed the response as a line mentioning that a certain duke had taught him.
  3. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the International Emmy Award for “Best Actor” in November 2008 for his role as the tycoon Robert Maxwell in the BBC television film Maxwell (2007).

Featured Image by Liam Sexton / Instagram

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